Egyptian Theatre

Egyptian Theatre information

Los Angeles , USA
Address
Street 6712 Hollywood Blvd
More information
www.egyptiantheatre.com
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Lonely Planet review

The Egyptian, the first of the grand movie palaces on Hollywood Blvd, premiered Robin Hood in 1922. The theater’s lavish getup – complete with hieroglyphs and sphinx heads – dovetailed nicely with the craze for all things Egyptian sparked by the discoveries of archaeologist Howard Carter.

In its heyday, it had live caged monkeys and usherettes dressed like Cleopatra. These days it's a shrine to serious cinema thanks to the nonprofit American Cinematheque.